Last Friday, I had the pleasure of having a little time to kill on a beautiful autumn day in Minnetonka, Minnesota. When in this park, it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a large metro! I did a guided birding walk here last spring - it was fun to revisit in a different season to note the contrast in landscape. The water in the creek was very low due to the drought. The fall leaf color was a bit past peak, but still magnificent. Especially beautiful were the red jewels of sumac!